Yves Tumor has released their most accomplished and feverishly anticipated album to date, Praise A Lord Who Chews But Which Does Not Consume; (Or Simply, Hot Between Worlds), on March 17th via Warp Records. The album achieves new artistic heights for the project in an uncanny recalibration of pop music. Yves Tumor reveals a complex intimacy with each album: offering progressive glimpses in familiarizing with Sean Lee Bowie, while simultaneously elevating the beautiful myths and fantasies that embolden our connections to their art and music. ‘Praise A Lord…’ offers the widest narrative shot yet, opening with a literal breath and a naked voice that’s spoken from a dark nightmarish depth and ending in an almost spiritual church-like celebration. These are uniquely different songs struck cohesively as an album that begs to be reopened and re-experienced. The listener is empowered in a spectrum between moody darkness and bright excitement with songs that carry a wild variety of exalting emotion from highs to lows, making for a radical artistic statement redefining pop experience in that authentic engagement. Yves Tumor’s sound is clear and unmistaking, yet unpredictable, with an identity that is universally charismatic through an androgynous presentation that is sexual, poetic, and honest: an overall presence that will never need to conform because it is continuously shifting and redefining what the pop world begins to emulate .The album’s intoxicating melange of addictive melodies and adventurously executed arrangements is aptly brought to life together with producer Noah Goldstein (Frank Ocean, Rosalía, Drake, Rihanna, Bon Iver), and mixed by Alan Moulder (Smashing Pumpkins, Nine Inch Nails), who lends the album a sonic signature that acts as a distillation and amplification of Yves’ previous work. The album’s boundlessly visceral aesthetic is bolstered by invaluable contributions from Yves Rothman (Blondshell, Amaarae), Chris Greatti (Yungblud, WILLOW), Dylan Wiggins (Rosalía, Vince Staples), Lemar Carter (Solange, Demi Lovato), Rhys Hastings and more.
“Yves Tumor redefines Rock Stardom” – THE NEW YORK TIMES
The release marks the formal follow up to 2021’s acclaimed The Asymptotical World EP in where accolades for this EP included ‘Jackie’ as the #1 song of 2021 via Crack Magazine and in Pitchfork’s Top 25 songs of the year. Crushed Velvet was featured in Best of Spotify’s Indie for 2021 and in best songs of the year in Vogue Magazine. The preceding full length 2020 album Heaven To A Tortured Mind, of which also yielded a cavalcade of critical praise, including year-end accolades from New York Times, WSJ, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, the FADER, NPR and more. More recently Yves Tumor surfaced as the only featured artist on the new WILLOW album <COPINGMECHANISM>. Yves Tumor embodies and controls the unique and influential power to redefine pop music as we know it, with much more to come.
“Tumor’s idiosyncratic and even intimidating aesthetic choices….. are precisely what gives the work its glowing modernity.” –– THE NATION
Yves Tumor will embark on a highly anticipated Global Tour in 2023, kicking off with a debut new live show at Coachella Festival and proceeding into an expansive headline and festival tour also including Primavera Sound. Yves Tumor has quickly become a coveted performance darling, having graced a slew of top tier music festivals from Pitchfork to Outside Lands to Portola to This Ain’t No Picnic, a coveted slot opening for Florence + the Machine, and a substantial run of dates both in the UK and US supporting Nine Inch Nails. The dynamic live performances throughout sold-out venues across North America, UK and Europe were met with critical acclaim. Throughout the impressive and ever-expanding trajectory, Yves Tumor has been praised by The New Yorker as “unmissable” and a “quintessential performer” by The Austin Chronicle, and has been compared to the likeness of musical and cultural force Prince by The Washington Post, Grace Jones by The Austin Chronicle and Joy Division by Variety. Yves Tumor embodies and controls the unique and influential power to redefine pop music as we know it, with much more to come.
“The quintessential performer, Tumor exudes Prince’s androgyny flare, D’Angelo’s tender masculinity, Iggy Pop’s freakazoid mania, and Grace Jones’ magnetic mystique.” –– THE AUSTIN CHRONICLE